Housing priced at $100,000 in 1975 $494,402.46 in 2017

Historical Price Inflation for Housing

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Prices for Housing, 1975-2017 ($100,000)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing were 79.77% lower in 1975 versus 2017.

Housing experienced an average inflation rate of 3.88% per year between 1975 and 2017. In other words, housing costing $100,000 in the year 1975 would cost $494,402.46 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase.

Pricing changed by 9.55% in 1975, significantly above the yearly average change for housing during the 1975-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 1975 (8.38%), price inflation for housing was higher.

Price Inflation for Housing since 1967

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (13.56%), 1979 (10.87%), and 1981 (10.32%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Housing:

Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
CPI 30.792 32.025 34.008 36.367 37.983 39.458 41.175 45.800 50.633 53.742 57.408 62.433 70.050 81.042 90.367 96.883 99.467 103.608 107.708 110.892 114.267 118.500 123.000 128.550 133.600 137.492 141.225 144.775 148.442 152.792 156.792 160.375 163.900 169.575 176.350 180.258 184.800 189.542 195.717 203.158 209.583 216.255 217.058 216.254 219.104 222.714 227.347 233.210 238.059 243.973 250.332

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How to calculate the inflation rate for housing, 1975-2017

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1975 * 1975 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Housing was 50.633 in the year 1975 and 250.332 in 2017:

250.332 / 50.633 * $100,000 = $494,402.46

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "purchasing power" of $100,000 from 1975 is $494,402.46 in 2017 (in the category of Housing).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Housing in 1967. In addition to housing, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of other goods and services.

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